Album of the Day
As amazing as their studio albums were, The Doors were truly in their element when they were ABSOLUTELY LIVE. Though much of this double album hails from January 1970 gigs at New York's Felt Forum, the album was painstakingly assembled from multiple performances on the MORRISON HOTEL tour to recreate the ultimate concert experience. “Sometimes I'd cut from Detroit to Philadelphia in mid-song. There must be 2,000 edits on that album,” noted producer Paul Rothchild, and the cohesion and power of the Elektra collection testifies to the quartet's remarkable chemistry. Though you'll hear “Break On Through” and “Soul Kitchen,” this is less a greatest hits show than an exploration of the blues (“Build Me a Woman.” a song unreleased elsewhere) and poetry at its furthest extremes (the legendary “Celebration of the Lizard”). There's no telling where frontman Jim Morrison will take you on ABSOLUTELY LIVE, which captures a time in rock when all things seemed possible.